Welsh Conservative AM welcomes agreement for licencing cystic fibrosis drugs

Commenting on the Health Minister’s announcement today of the Welsh Government’s draft agreement with Vertex, Angela Burns, Shadow Minister for Health, said:

“I am delighted at the announcement that an agreement with Vertex Pharmaceuticals to licence cystic fibrosis drugs Orkambi and Symkevi looks likely to be finalised by the end of this month. It will bring relief from the anxiety of uncertainty experienced by many people in my constituency – those of my Welsh Conservatives and of all parties represented in the Senedd – who are living with cystic fibrosis.

“It shows the value of cross-party work, and co-operation with partner agencies to bring life-changing medicines to people here in Wales.”